Check out our programme of events

Workshops and courses

Exeter Poetry Stanza at Quay Words

We’re pleased to host the Exeter Poetry Editing Stanza for in person meetings at Quay Words during our seasons. The sessions are led by local poet Sarah Acton and are a chance to bring poems you’re working on along for peer feedback. For every session each poet brings along one poem for critique (with 6-8…

Tuesday 23 April 1100 - 1300
Workshops and courses

Hothouse: Crafting Characters with Claire Fuller

The submissions window to be part of this year’s Hothouse has now closed. Applicants will be notified if they have been allocated a place by Thursday 21st March. To see Claire Fuller and some of the selected writers reading their work, book a ticket for Quay Voices (Saturday 27th April). 26th, 27th and 28th April,…

Friday 26 April 1100 - Sunday 28 April 1700
Writer event

Quay Voices

Claire Fuller

We’re thrilled to welcome prize-winning novelist Claire Fuller to the Custom House. Claire will be reading from a selection of her work including her latest novel The Memory of Animals. She’ll be supported on stage by a handful of talented emerging writers who will be taking part in our three-day intensive Hothouse workshop, come along to enjoy new voices reading…

Saturday 27 April 1830 - 1930
Writer event

Quay Words presents Monique Roffey

Passiontide

We’re thrilled to welcome Monique Roffey back to the Custom House, after her time as writer-in-residence, with her new novel Passiontide. Four women spark a revolution on a Caribbean island – the electrifying new novel from the Costa-winning author of The Mermaid of Black Conch. Early one morning, at the close of St Colibri’s carnival, a young…

Wednesday 22 May 1830 - 1930
Workshops and courses

Exeter Poetry Stanza at Quay Words

We’re pleased to host the Exeter Poetry Editing Stanza for in person meetings at Quay Words during our seasons. The sessions are led by local poet Sarah Acton and are a chance to bring poems you’re working on along for peer feedback. For every session each poet brings along one poem for critique (with 6-8…

Tuesday 28 May 1100 - 1300
Writer event

Quay Words presents Joelle Taylor

The Night Alphabet

This June we welcome Joelle Taylor to the Custom House, for a reading from her debut novel The Night Alphabet followed by a Q&A. ‘The Night Alphabet is a glorious jewel of a novel, rich with language and story, that glows in your mind’s eye long after you have set it down. Taylor manages to combine her…

Wednesday 12 June 1830 - 1930
Writer event

Quay Words presents Katrina Naomi

Battery Rocks launch

We’re delighted to welcome Katrina Naomi to Exeter Custom House for the launch of Battery Rocks. Battery Rocks is Katrina’s first full poetry collection since the critically acclaimed Wild Persistence (Seren) in 2020. Battery Rocks is a meditation on nature, risk, swimming and the sea. The title refers to a Cornish swimming spot in Katrina’s home town…

Wednesday 10 July 1830 - 1930
Workshops and courses

Exeter Poetry Stanza at Quay Words

We’re pleased to host the Exeter Poetry Editing Stanza for in person meetings at Quay Words during our seasons. The sessions are led by local poet Sarah Acton and are a chance to bring poems you’re working on along for peer feedback. For every session each poet brings along one poem for critique (with 6-8…

Tuesday 23 July 1100 - 1300
Workshops and courses

Exeter Poetry Stanza at Quay Words

We’re pleased to host the Exeter Poetry Editing Stanza for in person meetings at Quay Words during our seasons. The sessions are led by local poet Sarah Acton and are a chance to bring poems you’re working on along for peer feedback. For every session each poet brings along one poem for critique (with 6-8…

Tuesday 22 October 1100 - 1300
Workshops and courses

Exeter Poetry Stanza at Quay Words

We’re pleased to host the Exeter Poetry Editing Stanza for in person meetings at Quay Words during our seasons. The sessions are led by local poet Sarah Acton and are a chance to bring poems you’re working on along for peer feedback. For every session each poet brings along one poem for critique (with 6-8…

Tuesday 26 November 1100 - 1300